JUNE 24, 2014 THROUGH NEW DAMAGE RECORDS IN CANADA
LISTEN TO THE ALBUM STREAMING NOW VIA NOISEY
“USA Out Of Vietnam is a four-piece Montreal band that doesn’t fit neatly into any one specific genre. They combine elements of psych pop, prog rock, and drone pop so effortlessly that the resulting music is equal parts brilliant and confounding. The five track album is a heavy journey through various experiments with sound, making it a truly original project.” – Noisey.com
“Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes – will take your breath away. The album is a bombastic and dangerous voyage to the centre of song aboard the wings of a gryphon, through molten layers of punk soul, exorcizing female choirs, psychedelic pyrotechnics, experimental benders, piercing minimalism, dogged drones and orchestrated prog.” – Nightlife Magazine
(April 24, 2014 – Toronto, ON) Montreal’s drone-pop purveyors USA Out Of Vietnam have just announced that they will re-release their critically-praised debut album Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes on June 24, 2014 through New Damage Records in Canada. The band is currently streaming the album via Noisey. To listen to the record click HERE.
Recorded at Montreal’s Hotel 2 Tango studio with producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor), USA Out Of Vietnam’s debut is vast in its scope, and abundant with lush harmonies, infectious melodies and 10 minute psychedelic epics. Described as “mesmerizing” and “truly original”, the eclectic now-quintet draw from a wide range of music influences from black metal to dream pop and craft uniquely creative genre-bending compositions that will simply “take your breath away”.
Featuring appearances by over 15 guest musicians, including Polaris prize-winning Montreal singer/songwriter Patrick Watson, Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes seamlessly melds together heavy drones, vocoder vocals, distorted guitars, vintage synths, pummeling drums and noise outbursts with brass sections, spoken word, angelic choir vocals, and lush string sections. Lyrically, the band explores themes of redemption and the importance of looking for the silver lining in the darkest of situations.
Formed in 2010, USA Out Of Vietnam is made up of Son of Fogman, El Tigre, Jordan Thomas Brown III, Fogman and the newest member Blankie. Described as a “musical enigma” of sorts, the band has toured alongside genre heavyweights Mogwai, Swervedriver, Ty Segal, Handsome Furs and Locrian. Earlier this year, the band unleashed a video for the track “Leg of Lamb”. Shot by Amy Torok, the 13 min long film can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1hp16dK
Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes Track Listing:
2. You Are A Comet, You Are On Fire
4. Leg of Lamb
5. Tonight, The Dead Walk
Photo Credit: Jacky Sappuro